About the Journal

Journal editor:        Mehmet Ozcan                           editor@science-res.com  


Open access policy:     JCLAD is an open-access journal which enables its readers to access all the articles right after they are published without logging in, registering, and without any charge.



Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development - JCLAD is a quarterly, double-blind peer reviewed journal which publishes original research papers in the field of child language acquisition and development.

Studies designed to test a part or the whole of language acquisition theories; those bringing forth new hypotheses related to the nature of language acquisition and those which set bridges between language acquisition and other disciplines are given priority. Studies which take a descriptive approach to the nature of language acquisition and development are also welcome.  

In addition to original research works, the journal encourages submissions of high quality manuscripts including literature reviews and theoretical discussions, book reviews, responses/critiques and invited commentaries.

The JCLAD, established in 2013, is affiliated with Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkiye

Review policy: The review method for the submissions to JCLAD is double-blind peer review. A manuscript submitted to JCLAD is read by the editor first and then, if the content of the manuscript is within the scope of the journal, it is sent to reviewers. Our experience since 2013 show that the avarage time of the completion of the review is about 3 months. Depending on the reviewers, this time may be  a litle longer or shorter.

Apply to become a permanent reviewer for JCLAD. Please send a mail to editor@science-res.com which contains the info about 

  • your expertise,
  • your affiliation,
  • the number of the manuscripts you want to review per year (The journal is published quarterly)

Tracking the review process/Status of my manuscript: Once you send your manuscript to the editor, you will be notified that your manuscript is received and will be provided with a tracking link where you can access the directory containing your manuscript and review reports. As soon as we receive a report for it, we will place it in the directory. If no report is placed in that directory, this means that there is no change in the status of your manuscript. Please send a message to editor@science-res.com if you have any questions. We will inform you within 24 hours.


JCLAD is a quarterly journal which is published in March, June, September and December.


Index Copernicus (ICV: 79.82), DOAJDRJIICITIBLINGUISTLIST,   InfoBase Index (2.2), FATCAT, WIKIDATA, ASIWORLDCAT , German Union Catalogue of Serials (ZDB), 


JCLAD charges NO FEE to the authors or to the readers.


Publication language of JCLAD is English only. However, the manuscripts to be submitted to JCLAD may take any language as its research subject.

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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Published articles contain the emails of the corresponding author, however, we will not include this email if the author wants it not to be made public.


1- JCLAD does not publish manuscripts containing gender, race, belief and nationality discrimination. If published articles contain any implications or indirect references related to above mentioned concepts, all kinds of responsibility is on the authors themselves. By submitting a manuscript, authors agree that they undertake this responsibility.

2- JCLAD is highly sensitive to plagiarism and plagiarism is strongly prohibited. Authors who submit a manuscript to JCLAD for possible publication agree that their work is original and does not contain any type of plagiarism.


     Authors are requested to transfer the full copyrights to JCLAD for the submitted manuscripts. This is required in order to enable all of the readers to access the articles freely. JCLAD retains the copyright but it does not use the articles for commercial purposes and it restricts the usage of the articles commercially by any third parties.

Licencing Policy

As the licence issued by Creative Commons below indicates, the articles published in JCLAD can be downloaded and used for personal purposes but they cannot be used for commercial purposes. 

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JCLAD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.